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Alleged press render of Vivo X5 Pro appears online

Alleged press render of Vivo X5 Pro appears online

26 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Alleged press render of the upcoming Vivo X5 Pro made the rounds online. The upcoming smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer is expected to debut as early as this week, on April 28. Alleged Vivo X5 Pro image (click to enlarge) The leaked...

Tags: Vivo, Android, Rumors


Nokia officially denies plans to re-enter smartphone market

Nokia officially denies plans to re-enter smartphone market

26 April, 2015 | comments (43)

Nokia has no plans to re-enter the smartphone market after all. The Finnish giant released an official statement, which denied recent rumors that suggested the opposite. Here is the full text of Nokia’s short statement: Nokia notes...

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Xiaomi Mi 5 might include a fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi Mi 5 might include a fingerprint sensor

26 April, 2015 | comments (12)

Xiaomi is working to bring a fingerprint sensor to its high-end to mid-range smartphones. A new patent filing at the State Intellectual Property Office in China reveals a method of implementing fingerprint recognition to the buttons. It is...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

26 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Counterclockwise is old news – literally! – but looking back on events from the distance of several years can give you an interesting perspective. Like the madness that surrounded a simple paintjob or that time a Nokia 1100 allegedly robbed...

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The Top 10 trending phones of week 17

The Top 10 trending phones of week 17

26 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Just when you thought the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge/Grand Prime triumvirate was going to rule for months on end, the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML stepped in and claimed a seat in the Top 3. And it's also worth noting that the Galaxy S6 lost a massive 30K...


Week 17 in review: Sony Xperia Z4, Xiaomi Mi 4i and LG G4

Week 17 in review: Sony Xperia Z4, Xiaomi Mi 4i and LG G4

26 April, 2015 | comments (4)

Here we are, again, at the end of a busy week and, naturally, we give you a quick recap of the most-interesting topics in the news. The past few days were jam-packed with new device announcements, as well as a few interesting scoops on upcoming...


Huawei P8 Lite goes up for pre-order in Germany for €249

Huawei P8 Lite goes up for pre-order in Germany for €249

25 April, 2015 | comments (14)

It looks like Huawei might release the unannounced P8 Lite after all. The mid-range sibling of Huawei P8 and P8max appeared for pre-order in Germany with €249 price tag. The smartphone is available to order in black and silver/gold color...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

25 April, 2015 | comments (61)

Apparently there can be too much of a good thing, and in Samsung's case the unanticipated high demand for the Galaxy S6 edge lead to shortages in the smartphone's supply. The limiting factor was quoted to be the dual-edge display, but Samsung was...

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Sony predicts a $2.5B operating profit for 2015

Sony predicts a $2.5B operating profit for 2015

25 April, 2015 | comments (68)

Sony has updated its operating profit forecast for the 2015 fiscal year, bringing the number up to JPY 300 billion. That translates to $2.52 billion and is four times as much as previous company estimates. The information comes courtesy of...

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Oppo bezelless phone leaked in all its glory

Oppo bezelless phone leaked in all its glory

25 April, 2015 | comments (27)

The Oppo bezelless phone has been a regular to the rumor mill and we've seen more than one set of photos, or videos, for that matter. This newest leak however is the most comprehensive one and shows the innovative smartphone from every angle in...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Galaxy S4 mini won't get Android Lollipop update

Galaxy S4 mini won't get Android Lollipop update

25 April, 2015 | comments (56)

UK carrier Three has revealed that Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini will not be getting the Android Lollipop update. The revelation was made by the carrier in response to a user's question on Twitter. @barbs_paul Sorry for the delay in replying Paul....

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Microsoft Lumia 840 expected in the coming months

Microsoft Lumia 840 expected in the coming months

25 April, 2015 | comments (33)

Microsoft has been hard at work in recent months populating the entry-level and lower midrange with a whole bunch of devices. March saw the unveiling of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL, later followed by the modest Lumia 430 and less than a fortnight...


Huawei to unveil three new devices on April 28

Huawei to unveil three new devices on April 28

25 April, 2015 | comments (12)

Just a few days ago, Huawei sent out invites for its event on April 28, clearly indicating that it will announce a mid-range Honor 4C handset. However, if a latest teaser (see image below) posted on Chinese social media is to be believed, the...

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ARM’s Cortex-A72 CPU core gets fully detailed

ARM’s Cortex-A72 CPU core gets fully detailed

24 April, 2015 | comments (46)

The chipmaker ARM spilled all the beans on the recently announced, high-end Cortex-A72 CPU. As expected, the component is faster, more efficient, with a smaller footprint than the Cortex-A57 that precedes it. ARM Cortex-A72 offers 20% better...

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Sony Xperia Z3 is surprisingly back in stock at T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z3 is surprisingly back in stock at T-Mobile

24 April, 2015 | comments (17)

Earlier this month T-Mobile decided to discontinue the Sony Xperia Z3, after less than six months since its debut at the magenta carrier. At that point, there was no explanation given - the phone simply vanished from TMo's website. Today, though,...


The Asus Nexus 7 (2013) tablet has been discontinued

The Asus Nexus 7 (2013) tablet has been discontinued

24 April, 2015 | comments (22)

If you're after a Nexus tablet, from this point on you'll need to be OK with the Nexus 9, because that's the only one that's still up for grabs from Google's official hardware store. The 2013 model of the Nexus 7 made by Asus is no longer...

Tags: Asus, Android, Google


HTC Butterfly 3 has its specs leaked by a benchmark

HTC Butterfly 3 has its specs leaked by a benchmark

24 April, 2015 | comments (18)

HTC should launch the Butterfly 3 in the second half of this year, according to past rumors. The device may be exclusive to certain Asian markets, but it will be an interesting offering nevertheless - through specs if nothing else. Previously, we...

Tags: HTC, Android


ZTE Nubia Z9 leak shows metal frame, hints at 5.2-ich display

ZTE Nubia Z9 leak shows metal frame, hints at 5.2-ich display

24 April, 2015 | comments (4)

ZTE hasn’t exactly managed to keep its next flagship phone a secret. There have been a lot of spills regarding the Nubia Z9, including an alleged live shot of the device. Furthermore, the phone is really bound to come sooner rather than later,...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Rumors


Nokia to make Android phones in 2016, R&D moves to China

Nokia to make Android phones in 2016, R&D moves to China

24 April, 2015 | comments (246)

Recently we heard rumors about alleged Nokia plans for re-entering the phone market in 2016. We are happy to report those plans are indeed true and Nokia will be marking its return next year with an Android smartphone. Nokia sold its device...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Misc


Apple Watch now available for sale, back-ordered until June

Apple Watch now available for sale, back-ordered until June

24 April, 2015 | comments (36)

Today, April 24, is the official launch of the long awaited Apple Watch. As we reported yesterday the Watch will be sold exclusively online until Apple can meet the demand. Indeed Apple Watch is only available for purchase online as of today, but it...

Tags: Apple, iOS